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Published: 2020-05-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27923

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-10733


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Server applications / Database software

Vendor: PostgreSQL Global Development Group


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on he system.

The vulnerability exists due to Windows installer runs  executables from uncontrolled directories. A local user can trick the victim to install PostgreSQL from a directory that contains a malicious files and execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.

Note, this vulnerability affects Windows installer only.

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Vulnerable software versions

PostgreSQL: 12.0 - 12.2, 11.0 - 11.7, 10.0 - 10.12, 9.6.0 - 9.6.17, 9.5.0 - 9.5.21, 9.4.0 - 9.4.26, 9.3.0 - 9.3.25, 9.2.0 - 9.2.24, 9.1.0 - 9.1.24, 9.0.0 - 9.0.23


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

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